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Sikkim

 

Sikkim also known as Shikim or Su Khyim is a landlocked Indian state located in the Himalayan Mountains. The state is bordered by Nepal to the west, China's Tibet Autonomous Region to the north and east, and Bhutan to the east. The Indian state of West Bengal lies to the south. Sikkim is the least populous state in India and the second-smallest state after Goa in total area (7,096 Sq.km). Sikkim's capital and largest city is Gangtok. State day is observed on 16th May (day of accession to India) State animal Red Panda, State bird Blood Pheasant, State tree Rhododendron, and State flower Noble orchid.. Sikkim has 11 official languages but English is taught in schools and used in government documents. The Lepcha people are the original inhabitants of Sikkim. Kanchenjunga (8598 m), the world's third-highest peak and India’s second highest, is located on Sikkim's border with Nepal. Sikkim is a popular tourist destination, owing to its culture, scenery and biodiversity. It also has the only open land border between India and China.

Education Status

According to the Census 2011, Sikkim has a literacy rate of 82.20% (male literacy rate 87.29% and female literacy rate 76.43%).

There are a total of 1,157 schools in the state, including 765 schools run by the state government, seven central government schools and 385 private schools. Twelve colleges and other institutions in Sikkim offer higher education. The largest institution is the Sikkim Manipal University of Technological Sciences, which offers higher education in engineering, medicine and management. It also runs a host of distance education programs in diverse fields. There are two state-run poly-technical schools, the Advanced Technical Training Centre (ATTC) and the Centre for Computers and Communication Technology (CCCT), which offer diploma courses in various branches of engineering

 

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